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Tharum Bun

Tharum Bun is a blogger by passion and communicator by profession. Blogging in Cambodia since 2004, Tharum is interested in media and technology and how the two fields making impact on citizens.

Tharum is also an alumni of International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

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Latest posts by Tharum Bun

7 October 2009

Cambodia: BarCamp Phnom Penh 2009

More than 800 tech-inclined Cambodians gathered at the second annual BarCamp Phnom Penh on October 3-4, 2009 at Paññasastra University of Cambodia.

30 January 2009

Cambodia: Internet censorship targets artists

The Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs has threatened to block a Web site that contains artistic illustrations of bare-breasted Apsara dancers and a Khmer Rouge soldier. This censorship targets Cambodian...

20 July 2008

Cambodian and Thai Bloggers on Disputed Preah Vihear Temple

Rising serious tension between Cambodia and Thailand started when UNESCO, on July 7, 2008, declared temple of Preah Vihear as a World Heritage site. The 11th century temple has long...

26 June 2008

Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with...

31 May 2008

Cambodia: Freedom of Flying

Educated in France to be an engineer, Santel Phin spent two years in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. In Cambodia, the 31 year-old Santel presently...

11 May 2008

Cambodia: Advertisement that Attracts

A Cambodia blogger praises the government for the improved press rights and freedom of expression, but wants the Ministry of Culture as well as Ministry of Information to ensure that...

21 September 2007

Cambodia: Blogging from Siem Reap

Cambodian blogger and Global Voices Author Tharum Bun talks to fellow blogger Vireak from Seam Reap. Tharum asks Vireak about his motivations for starting and maintaining his blog. Vireak shares...

30 July 2007

Cambodian Blogger on Blogging

GV's Cambodian author Tharum Bun interviews Borin Ly, an Internet enthusiast and an avid blogger. Borin talks about his blogging experience and his motivations for creating the blog. Cambodia has...

1 May 2007

Internet Use Shaping Cambodia

With more than 50% of the population of almost 15 million people younger than 25, the future of Cambodia's internet as well as the youth lifestyle looks vibrant. An IT...

6 April 2007

The adventures of Phatry Derek Pan in Cambodia

Now settling in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, without close relatives to accompany him, where unlike his Seattle home there is no local McDonald’s, Phatry Derek Pan adapts to a...

13 March 2007

Cambodia: Blogger evangelists urge youngsters to share knowledge and experience

Since its inception in last year, blogging training aka Personal Information Technology Workshop has introduced basic use of IT skills to more than 2000 students from 10 Cambodia's universities. A...

14 February 2007

Re-writing the history of Cambodia

Cambodia’s most prominent literary scholar Keng Vannsak lately unveiled a shocking finding of the life of twelfth-century King Jayavarman VII. As a Buddhist ruler of the Khmer Empire, the sage...

2 February 2007

Cambodia: Be the first to tell

Too often, most people, want to be the first to be informed of events and situation happening around them or anywhere else in the other of parts of the world....

11 January 2007

Missing in Cambodia: Eddie Gibson

It was in October 2004, when 19-year-old Eddie Gibson traveled to Cambodia from Thailand and went missing. Until today nobody knows the whereabouts of the English backpacker. The parents are...

2 January 2007

Meet The New Urban Cambodian Woman And Blogger: Keo Kalyan

In a country where long-time respected traditions dominate the way of life of the people, the role of women in education, social work and general lifestyle is still limited compared...

5 December 2006

Google sends new year gift to Cambodia

Google users in Cambodia were surprised to find that when they visit, the site redirects them to domain. In early December the largest web search company launched Google...

13 November 2006

Cambodia: Somaly Mam awarded Women of the Year by Glamour magazine

Somaly Mam works hard. She works hard to cope with her past. In her childhood, she experienced rape, torture, and violence. With her husband Pierre Legros, she founded the AFESIP...

10 October 2006

Cambodia at a glance

Spurred by the fact that weblog stimulates open discussion among people who have common interest, Cambodians take their concerned issues online to share with the world who are listening to...

3 September 2006

Cambodia: Personal Information Technology aka Weblog Workshop

More and more Cambodians are getting introduced to blogging through organized workshops at universities in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The Cambodian blogopshere is probably as not big...

20 August 2006

Cambodia: New Story Tellers on the Internet

According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don't consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In...

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